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Dec 30, 2013 12:00am EST
. the professor argues that while the freedom of religion as a constitutionally protected right, many religious groups have been persecuted throughout history sometimes by the very government that is supposed to protect them. this program is about an hour. >> host: hello, peter. how are you whacks this is a good time to have this conversation because thanksgiving is approaching and it's a time to celebrate our founding fathers and mothers search for religious tolerance. but your book is part of the promise and the way that you introduce it is you are interested in challenging this idea that america is a place of tolerance and that intolerance is a very american thing. so tell me is the narrative wrong in your point of view? the targets in the groups found refuge here at times because the persecution and other places so that is a part that has to be embraced. but it's also the important to realize the way that it's been crafted as a kind of a master narrative in which the religious toleration is forefront to the degree that has an unfortunate part. in example is a lot of americans think that it
Jan 5, 2014 11:00am EST
? this is your area of religion. is that some kind of realization for you? was there any personal motivation or journey for you to say this is something that's important? >> guest: yes come out early. i was raised in a catholic family. although i did next to any direct persecution, my interest in history demonstrated to me how there's been some antagonism towards catholics in america. there's also a jewish part of my family that is sensitive to those issues as well. particularly personally with the realization that i was carrying around some islamic phobic ideas myself. he came home to me as they relate in the book as having a conversation with my friend, steve who was writing middle eastern studies and the linkage to the middle east and south. i made some comment. he pulled me off in saint peter, did you hear yourself? but, he made is a stereotype about most. and he was right. but i needed him to call me out in order for me to see a first. cannot pull it out, put it in front of me so i could get past my prejudice. so for me, i'm interested in the way people carry prejudices because i don't
Dec 29, 2013 9:05pm EST
host "washington post" religion reporter. this week peter gottschalk and "american heartics ." while freedom of religion is constitutionally protected right. many religious groups have been purse cuted throughout the history. sometimes by the very government that supposed to protect them. this program is about an hour. >> hello, peter >> guest: how are you? >> host: good. thanksgiving is approaching and it's a time when we like to celebrate our founding fathers and mothers search for religious tolerance. but your book, part of the way you introduce it is you're interesting in challenging the idea, you know, that america is a place of religious tolerance and actually that intolerance is very american thing. tell me, is our narrative wrong from your point of view? >> guest: well, most of the martive are -- there is a lot to celebrate in american history regarding tolerance from various groups that found refuge here. so that's a part of the narrative that has to be embraced. it's also important realize the narrative has been crafted as a narrative in which the religious toleratio
Dec 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
other's language, each other's culture, each other's religions. that is a necessity for continuing your mission in your life. and respect is also very necessary. even i respect the taliban. i cannot use any bad word for them. respect is really necessity. and i think that these words are really simple in life, respect, love, friendship, kindness, tolerance, patience, seems very easy, but it's hard to bring it into your life. so i think these few words come into your life and i think your future and your -- then you become successful in your mission. >> is there anything about the -- this country, about different than you thought it would be? >> so many things are different. the first thing is that most of the girls and women are accepted. with equal rights. they're free to walk on the roadside, equal rights because we have seen more difficult situation than the situation in uk. girls can go outside. they have the right to choose. they have the right to make a choice. they have given the same rights as boys have. other than that, a school is also totally different, the way we are taught.
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
the building of a religion. in the first two parts, with the help of scholars and historians, we tried to reconstruct his times, and how, after his death, a small jewish sect began to spread the word. tonight, how that story was told, and how a faith overcame an empire. ( music playing ) >> narrator: jewish resistance was not completely snuffed out after the sack of jerusalem. rebel fighters held out for four more years. the jewish historian josephus, who had taken part in the war, recounted the story: >> there was a fortress of very great strength not far from jerusalem which had been built by our ancient kings. it is called masada. >> the rock of masada, one of the most glorious places in all israel, became the major refuge point for some of the most extremist elements opposing rome. the zealots, and their most ardent supporters, fled right in the middle of the war to masada. >> ( dramatized ): here had been stored a mass of corn amply sufficient to last for years, an abundance of wine and oil. there was also found a mass of arms of every description hoarded up by the king and suffic
Jan 1, 2014 8:00pm EST
of the book. >> well scientology was really created as a religion. they would use celebrities. it was established in los angeles in 1954 and there was a reason for that. l. ron hubbard the founder of scientology realized that americans really do worship one thing for sure and that is celebrity. and where's the capital of celebrity? it's hollywood so scientology has become one of the major landlords in hollywood. early on, they set out to recruit celebrities. there was a church publication put out shortly after the founding of the church with a roster of respective celebrities and they included people like bob hope, walt disney, marlena dietrich, howard hughes, some of the most famous people in the world but those are the kinds of people that they sought to use as pitchman for their new religion. and celebrities did come to the church. they built the celebrity center so that the celebrities would feel at home there. in some of the early people that came into the church were rock hudson pass through. apparently he got very upset when he was in the middle of an auditing session a
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Jan 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
marriage always cite some type of religion, whether it's christianity, islam, what have you. you have come out at least to where some people claim to be christian one time only when it's convenient for what they're arguing. >> being from the south, being baptist, they're always talking about don't judge other people but they judge everybody. and it really frustrates me. like, i don't know, to be honest with you, i have this argument with my mom because she's one of those bible thumpers. and i don't know where i am on religion. i believe there is a supreme being. who's given me special things in my life. but i think he would be like inclusive in all right with everybody. if he's this supposedly, like i say i don't know. i don't get caught up in, if it's a hee or she, if she's black or she's white, whatever. i just think if there is a supreme being, he or she, however you want to phrase it would be like, i love everybody. so that's the way i look at it. >> president obama has been criticized about his religion from the time he first became a candidate. >> that's only because he's black. you
Dec 29, 2013 11:50pm EST
. managing to recognize islam as a great religion while at the same time seeing no contradiction in denouncing opposing and rallying the nation to fight the perverted branch of islam which attacked us on 9/11. i wrote at the time, and i believe to this day, that historically treat you like harry truman. recognizing the depth of your achievement and creating the very infrastructure that will carry us through this war on barbarism. we will be seeing this today in the kind of back handed tribute to you. as those who so criticized you during those eight years. the very people who did criticize you in the eight years. when they came to power, they adopted the same tools you bequeathed in them and view in your administration had created exing in low in a moment of national confusion, and danger. just as truman did in his day. providing the infrastructure, the tools, and the institutions that carried us through the cold war in those days and will carry us through this war. in this generation. if i can just repeat what i said to you in private, but i would like to say it in public, that
Jan 1, 2014 9:30am EST
are taming the gods, religion and democracy on three continents, murder in amsterdam, liberal europe islam and the limits of tolerance, inventing japan, -- 1863 to 1864. in the "year zero" he wrote as fellow at coleman center in 2011-12 to the serious envy of his fellow fellows he was to productive he produce ad brilliant portrayal of the world emerging from the devastation and unspeakable horrors of world war ii in europe and in asia. skeptical about the idea that we can learn much from history he nonetheless wanted to know, he writes, what those lived through the war and its end including his own father went through, for, quote, it helps me make sense of myself and indeed all of our lives in the long dark shadow of what came before. "the wall street journal" called "year zero" remarkable in combination of magnificence and modesty and "the financial times" describes it as elegant, humane, loom news. martin amis, honored last fall as new york public library lion, published 25 books including several collections of stories an many novels. among them, mon. adam: london fields, times arrow an
Dec 30, 2013 12:00am PST
types. and they're psychological types within the religion. anybody who grew up in any religion knows these people. they're the people who everything must be this way. it can never be that way. well, you know what? it can. >> there's a footnote in that regard on page 265 of your book i want to ask you about. quote, "one might write a book on the subconscious links between belief, cruelty, and sex in the psyches of religious radicals (and of far more orthodox figures)" as well. do you think the church is beginning to face the realities of sex? >> no. but it would be nice if they did. i think that francis may have some clues about it. but it has an awful long -- an awfully long way to go. in writing these books, six of them so far, i've come to the conclusion that there are really only two movements in the world. one is kindness, and the other is cruelty. i don't think there's anything else, really. you can explain virtually everything by those two movements. the cruelty in religion is so often a form of, "under no circumstances may you do this, because if you do, we will exclude you. t
Jan 4, 2014 9:00am PST
over time sch. the cake like this one costs about two hundred and thirty euros. that's enough religion to hire three employees. she makes roughly twenty cake every week the day. by winning the tough talk from ppp. the structure the place our problem right away that i stepped out the puzzle that the view. if you mess up becky. with the deadbeat. but somebody gets it. you know what's it going. unemployment is high in turin and about twenty percent. in the cities everyone's looking for work so far no seized according leader of the you wean program. the government initiative to support young entrepreneur and help them out once they started a new business. don't eat meat or reasons for establishing the un program is awesome job creation the overall objective is to get it on eighteen hundred and ten thousand jumps over. cycles of you improve. well it doesn't have much time. she's been working on the cake with two days. it needs to be ready by tomorrow the wedding. everything has to be perfect to make sure to write to the occasion finally it's done and delivered before the guests to grind wo
Jan 4, 2014 11:00am EST
of their politics, not on people because of their religion, not on people because of their ethnic background, we have to keep an eye on people, insiders and outsiders because the insiders are just as dangerous, not even having security clearance kind of ads all of you from and i being kept on you as ed snowden will fantastically revealed because of those 1.4 million americans who have top-secret clearances like ed snowden, they are going to be the most sedate people in america because every keystroke on a computer and every log on and every place that they are is going to now be more secure. that builds the infrastructure of what looks at the rest of us. and i don't even mean the rest of us because because there are people, there might be people who insist on drinking on unpasteurized milk. there might be people who utilize illegal substances. the patriot that actually lays out what are the reasons for disqualification to become a suspect person. mental defective, mental defect ofs, although 45,000, i am thinking, and that sent me out for another hour to the internet to find out what the governm
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Jan 6, 2014 11:00am PST
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Jan 1, 2014 3:00pm PST
are exempt. that is how a secularist understands religion and that is what happens on sunday. and if you remember the little sisters of the poor, your whole life is a charity and that is a expression of your religion, they don't understand that. and it is just a job. it is not religion, and thus you are subject to a mandate that should never have been in there. i think it will be an issue and it compounds all of the other stuff, people losing coverage and doctors and sticker shock and all of that. but this is a matter of offending people of conscious in a way that entirely unnecessary. i think it will haunt them. >> do you think it will pass constitutional muster, a.b.? >> i don't know what will happen, what the next legal decisions it will take. it is unclear. but i think that charles is right, no matter what is decided in the political arena, this debate is going to offend a lot of people because of the back drop of basic widespread arrange die about -- anxiety about this law. >> but i think we are likely to see an interesting debate on how for-profit and nonprofit organizations are tr
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Jan 2, 2014 8:00pm PST
ingraham, everybody. plenty more ahead this evening. kelly on two-court rulings, one on religion, the other on welfare drug use. >>> then charles krauthammer on the far left taking over new york c you're givi away pie? would you like apple or cherry? cherry. oil...or cream? definitely cream. [ male announcer ] never made wi hydrogenated oil. oh, yeah. [ male announcer ] always made with real cream. the sound of reddi wip is the sound of joy. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> health segment tonight, the first one of 2014, we have some interesting letters from some very annoyed folks. here to help us out, heather noward, word of the day. heather, first letter from sam, lives in new jersey. mad at hell because an innocent man was gunned down in new jersey by four african-americans and not a word out of al sharpton about this. first of all, what happened there? >> yeah, they cau
Jan 3, 2014 4:00pm PST
'm not real sure. i do know that religion and science can coexist. it's no surprise to anyone out there that this country is a christian nation founded on the christian moral principles. we've been a leader in scientific study for our entire existence. >> right. but this seems to run contrary to being a leader in scientific existence. because look at the numbers among our kids. and we'll get to this soon in terms of how we're trailing behind so many countries in math and science. sam stein, i think it has to do with the whittling of the party. people like me who have left the republican party because of the right wing shift of the gop. and those who have been left behind with no disrespect to mr. gibley are more dedicated to their bibles and religion. >> i think the number of people who identify themselves as republicans can stay consistent while the composition of the republican party itself can change. and what you've seen in the past couple years is more moderate minded republicans, environmentalist republicans have drifted away from the party. and are defining what the party b
Jan 1, 2014 1:00pm EST
with the new human rights religion. peace above everything, everything above individual rights and human that was the big conclusion definitely in europe. we came out of auschwitz with the determination not to be powerless again. because we were so righteous for century. we had no power. we abused nobody. we only cared about morality and we ended up going up in smoke. so our deep conclusion is in contrast with the conclusion definitely europe drew from world war ii. so the tension there is a fascinating one but i would not reduce it to simplistic, to just simple anti-system tim. you ask another question but i will answer while answer eithers but i don't support the status quo in the west bank but with opportunities to deal with that. >> ari, shalom. i would like to ask you about another division in israel that we happen to have a daughter that lives there and we have nine grandchildren and so we go to israel a lot. over the last 20 years and i'm very disturbed about the deep division between the secular jews and orthodox jews. you know, there is the sexy tel aviv and religious jerusal
Jan 5, 2014 11:30pm PST
hand is an attack could she be on the other hand he's clutching at straws. he tops and religion and language is down the lessons of the front no visit to the chaos that is to include in a rampage up for a guy who teaches keeping the gender of the hostage i'll be in opposition has quieted the strength to not liking it again. it's trite to say he's got good idea of treating it as a general strike a bargain and not being allowed to come into the city. i guess last time when having the buses just yet just get used to sing with gusto to fund it. but he said. she's been here. oh it's that goes to see and you get into the various issues again. you might get this these people of uganda to beat the pens played. poppy is at badminton. speaking of that institution could attack them. but in the bed unit is gonna be in the two hundred some cases cap. not even the people i didn't get the puppies love being affected in a loving kid and loving me. it is me. jenkins says i do not know a haul of bhakti. it use to bolster the response of. the because it is yet to be coming in to buy lah. though. f
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm PST
of the way of the postal service. the republican religion is to not trust the government. and they preach privatization time and time again. the financial pitch, let remind our viewers again, and the congress -- the financial pinch the united states postal service is under comes from the postal accountability and enhancement act, passed by congress in the lame duck session back in 2006. the law forces the postal service to prepay retiree health care for 75 years into the future and do it within a ten-year window. now, you don't see the private industry being forced to prepay retiree health care. how come u.p.s. and fedex aren't doing that? republicans want to run the post office right into the ground, force it to go bankrupt and take it to private when the operators know this is what they really want to do. as an independent government agency, the post office, if they were left alone, they would be able to easily compete against the private sector. the post office receives zero tax dollars for operations. postal employees are civil servan servants. it's the only institution in america tha
Jan 1, 2014 2:00am PST
his father, no what their religion. but in a video of his own, pavel told his parents he had made his choice. "it is not easy to go this way, the way of jihad," he said, "but jesus makes us strong." >> officials in utah have identified an illness that has killed more than two dozen bald eagles. >> the bald eagle is just what america stands for. >> reporter: tests show the eagles are suffering from west nile virus. it's believed they contracted it by eating waterfowl found on the great lake. >> there's not much we can do. we'll have to let the disease run its course. >> reporter: with no risk to human, officials believe the species will show no long-term effects from the virus. for schulte and connor, relief. this iconic bird is again a symbol of hope and strength. >> all right, sports now. it was football that johnny football dreamed about pop johnny manziel was down by 21 at the half nen he -- and then he poured it on and they edge out duke in a come barks the highest scoring in the bowl's history. when asked if this game was a near career ender, he said "i don't know." and bret sund
Jan 6, 2014 9:00am PST
under the law did not impose a substantial burden on the nuns' exercise of religion, essentially because the nuns could opt out of the requirement by simply signing a form. with the stroke of their own pen, the solicitor general wrote that the nuns can secure for themselves the relief they seek from this court. but the stroke of the pen is precisely what the nuns object to. the little sisters say that by merely signing the form stating their religious objection, their faith is being violated. they say such a signature makes them kplis it in providing contraceptives. the form designates a third party to provide con ttraceptiv coverage. if the nuns refuse to sign the form, they will be forced to pay steep fines. now that the government has responded to sotomayor's judgment, they must decide to keep it, dissolve it or refer it to the supreme court. the little sisters of the poor is one of 45 similar cases pending in courts across the country. joining me now from new york is the president of planned parenthood federation of america, cecile richards and former governor of vermont and chair of
Jan 6, 2014 12:00pm PST
. why is college football almost a religion for football fans? >> it is a religion. carlton college is not the same thing as penn or michigan or uva with krystal ball. sorry about that. i've been there. very nice place. but it is a religion. one of the reasons for it is that it's the front porch of these gigantic state universities. at the university of michigan, ohio state, penn state, alabama, one building on campus where everyone in the state who paid for these universities is always welcome. in answer of father ed in state college, pennsylvania, methodist minister i interviewed for the book, he said we all need as human beings a place to stand, people to stand with and values to stand for. he said i know you can get these things here in my methodist church but i can't help but notice that penn state church holds 108,000 people. religion is real. >> i followed these things so closely. i don't know why you are apologizing to me for going to uva. i do know that tonight is the last hurrah for current bcs system. next year they'll start a four-team playoff system. do you think that w
Jan 2, 2014 8:00pm EST
earn your way by singing. religion forto a me, country music. i loved it so much. that people like to hear me as much as i like to sing to them, i could make a living at this. >> did you knew -- did you know what you had? johnny cash said, people ask me who is my favorite country artist and i say, beside george jones? is that what it is, the sound that you have? >> some of us are blessed in this business with a little different sound in our vocal cords. if you have that little bit of soul and you put it all together , especiallyin music the fans, they look for that one thing different in an artist. luckily, i guess i had it. i have been a lucky man. >> when i was a youngster going to school, most of the wisdom inh handed on to you proverbial form. one of the things your elders the pen iso you was a lot lighter than the spade. i wrote a poem called "digging." the shift from being a farmer's son to the scholarship boy to bring the poet with this first volume published. i went on to write poems about archaeological findings and so on. image.uite a natural >> riding the best poacher yo
Jan 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
that applied to one specific region and to look at it at broader levels, in terms of the use of religion and politics in the late 20th century, one of the world's most secular ages -- to look at the impact of war -- prolonged warfare on society and on children. and so i had a great two years there. c-span: how does that work? how does someone get two years to reflect on the carnegie endowment for international peace? >> guest: oh, you'll have to ask carnegie about that. every case is different. c-span: how do they pay for it? and where do you do this? and... >> guest: it was a think tank endowed by andrew carnegie in 1910, and they bring in foreign policy specialists from academia, from the foreign policy community, some journalists who have been foreign correspondents, and it's like a faculty without students, who write and think and lecture and talk among themselves about things that are happening in the world. c-span: and what did you do right after the carnegie experience? >> guest: then i joined the los angeles times. c-span: and why did you do that? >> guest: well, i guess a journa
Dec 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
's like me, a center right guy. they gave me a show and i did a show about religion and it changed my life and got me interested in writing about and broadcasting about religion. pbs was very unbalanced and n.p.r. is very unbalanced. it was the one thing i would have gone to bat for to cut out of the budget as a symbolic thing because it does not represent well the broad spectrum of american opinion that funds it. this show is very fair and c-span is very fair but not n.p.r. n.p.r. is i had logically criven. all their listeners are listening to n.p.r. >> it's popular though. >> it's great product. it's subherb quality. >> they say very little of the money that comes from the feds a percent and a half they say? >> that's true and that's why they shouldn't be unwilling to part with it. i used to be a pledge for p.b.s. and beg people for money with ed. ed gave me a wedge ji once when we were doing a pledge because he is a way left wing guy but he's a funny and engaging guy. i don't think the taxpayer should be obliged to pay for that. they never hear themselves mirrored, ever do they hear the
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Jan 2, 2014 5:00pm PST
on religion, the other on welfare drug use. >>> then charles krauthammer on the far left taking over new york city. we hope you stay tuned for those reports. would you like apple or cherry? cherry. oil...or cream? definitely cream. [ male announcer ] never made wi hydrogenated oil. oh, yeah. [ male announcer ] always made with real cream. the sound of reddi wip is the sound of joy. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. [ male announcer ] cleaner, is a really big deal.u with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so call your doctor right away. tamiflu treats the flu in people 2 weeks and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you'
Jan 4, 2014 1:00pm PST
, and that would go against their religion. in a surprise move just before she let the times square ball drop on new year's eve, justice sonia sotomayor temporarily blocked the penalty for failing to sign the waiver. friday the obama administration responded with a brief that argued the applicants, quote, failed to satisfy the demanding standard for the extraordinary and rarely granted relief they seek. and now it's up to sotomayor to decide what happens next. joining me now, spencer overton, professor at george washington law school and jodie jacobson, editor in chief at rh reality check. thanks for being here. jodie, i want to talk a little bit about the self-certification. i mean, it is already the case that if you are a religious nonprofit it is a matter of signing a form and you have the exemption. >> yes, absolutely correct, karen. in fact, they need only sign a form to say what they're already saying in public, which is that they disagree with having to directly provide contraception, which, in fact, they don't have to do because they're exempt already. >> what does that mean in practi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
for immigration reform, big, big changes. both parties had got religion on this issue. now here some immigration reform. now that we're in the waning hours of 2013 what happened? >> i think the tide turned, but it didn't turn as radically as we thought it would. the result of the elections, the rejection of the republican self-deportation immigration policies made quite obvious this was not the way to go for the g.o.p. but the problem is the congress and the way the election is happening, all these districts that are conservative and regional that dominate. we have an election year coming up. we have a congress that is paralyzed. so even though we saw major advancement, the approval of the senate bill, and we saw different changes in the states, driver's license and changes with a pro-immigrant attitude, many districts made it impossible. just the matter of the republican congress, the house of representatives, they don't want to move forward on anything that could help. >> did it ever look like such a slam dunk as it looked in the editorial boards around the country? >> what we failed to recogn
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 3:00am EST
is taking place in bor and malabbinga, the capitals of south sudan's oil-producing religions, in malabbingal the fighting cost a massive destruction and high death toll. the town is in the hands of government troops, displaced residents are not confident enough to return to their hotels. >> recent fighting turned bus lipping malabbinga into a ghost town. apart from government soldiers, the town is almost deserted. this is the commander of the government forces who control it. the fighting was a continuation that started in juba. we withdrew from the town when they attacked. three days later, they began looting. we recaptured the town from them. >> bodies lie in the street, eerie reminders of the battles that took place there. >> in a town square, dozens of bodies are buried. hundreds lost their lives. some of the residents told us the rebels set up a base outside the town, a claim the military commander denies. >> if you head in and heard gunfire, we are in control of malabbinga, we'll defend it. >> the town center was the worst hit. this is malabbinga's main market. here some of the worst m
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 2:00am EST
more than a foot of snow in some areas. >> religion versus the affordable care act, an 11th hour audit on the bird control mandate. >> missing the -- birth control mandate. >> missing the chemical weapons deadline - why syria missed the deadline. >> secretary of state john kerry to begin another round of talks with the israelis and palestinians. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> you are looking at a live picture of the empire state building here in new york city. it's clear skies at the moment. that is quite literally the calm before the storm. a severe winter storm is headed towards the north-east, and is expected to impact a wide stretch from washington d.c. to new england. the storm system walloped the great labellings wreejon. chick -- lakes region. chicago was hit with 9 inches of snow and more today. 400 flights were cancelled at chicago's o'hare airport. the east-west is bracing for a storm, expected to pack a blizzard like temperatures, flirting with 0 degrees. the governor of new york said the state may close major highway as a caution. >> in boston city s
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Jan 6, 2014 9:00am PST
by calling it a holiday tree. >> christmas is cyst mat it's the religion for christians. respect it. >> some people are busy trying to erase chris mast from the culture. >> it's a xmas tree it's christmas. >> people are going happy holidays. >> do you debate that there are all kinds of instances where christmas is struck from the lexicon. >> who gives a rip about whether or not a white or red poinsettia is in the school. it doesn't have jesus on it. get over it. >> jon: there are flowers floweh jesus on them. their belief in free speech doesn't extend to the holidays where the word christmas is mandatory. fox wouldn't pressure people to use the phrase merry christmas. >> the governor of rhode island refusing to call you a christmas tree. it's called the holiday tree. for folks watching right now thinking that's crazy i should call the governor. we have his phone number. >> when department stores ordered the employees not to say merry christmas we won that because we named them and no one went shopping there. >> they can call your radio show and contact the governor. >> tulsa's holiday parad
Dec 30, 2013 4:30am PST
of the genocide in the name of religion in the middle east julie and people with tb among others. the name of islam. the best way. this type of water to the party that promotes terrorism that provokes a killing innocent people in the name of the legion that could be bad and we have seen up to the second world war the inductive were not banned party in the euro. so that these to the end we had the b c or above and two step child of some of the study as it could mean an organization as an organization that could lead to the side that remorse to a dollar. dad back for more skiing in the meanwhile please you. meanwhile just to see clothes and campaign as a walker and study. heading to my main goal for the protection of witnesses and victims. and they have conceded hot guys had been systematically done it again the doctor minutes. hunting tomorrow to the activists had the distinct fainting and arson in the run up to the elections next week. we need your chosen used on that section. why is that the man at the summit understand that when it's an attitude that the machine again the boats at least
Dec 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> the road presents nothing but problems, like harassment, kidnapping, or rape. >> our religion forbids women from showing their face in public. it is difficult and dangerous to drive a car with your face covered. >> there are safety concerns involved. >> her friend is among an increasing number of saudi women to get into the driving seat. and she does get some support from fellow motorists. in other areas, too, women are being encouraged to consider roles outside the home. this is one of the few vocational schools for women. teachers say many when you -- many young women still have limited expectations. >> a teacher in school. this is their most -- their maximum dream. we are trying to make them understand that is not enough. you should go there, work in the lab, try to work with people, so what? cover up and that's it. >> a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a woman to be in the same room as unknown men without a male member of her family. now these young women are dreaming of finding a job. >> they are able to achieve their dreams. they have -- [indiscernible] >> women are b
Dec 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
because of people like you. don't harm people, said his father. no matter what their religion. but in a video of his own, pablo told his parents he made his choice. it is not easy to go this way, the way of jihad, he said. but allah makes us strong. with the sochi games just weeks away, the bombings have gotten attention of u.s. athletes. >> once you see it, it kind of hits you like all these things happen. you kind of worry about it, but bad things happen every day. there's some things you just can't control. >> reporter: the head of the u.s. olympic committee today said he's never seen anything like it. >> this is the first time we have had an incident so close to the games both in terms of geography and in terms of time. >> reporter: but here in sochi tonight, new year's revelers said they're not concerned. they're hoping for a great olympics. security at the olympic games is is supposed to be impenetrable. some fear the claim to be tested here very soon. erica? >> jim maceda, thank you. >>> that russian ship stranded off antarctica remains stuck in the ice with more than 7
Jan 1, 2014 4:00am PST
because of people like you. don't harm people, said his father, no matter what his religion. in a video of his own, he told his parents he made his choice. it is not easy to go this way, the way of jihad he said but allah makes us strong. >>> wildlife officials in utah have identified the mysterious illness that has killed over two dozen bald eagles over the past two weeks. nbc's miguel almaguer has that story. >> reporter: it was a bald eagle rescued by bob carter and taylor schulte that helped solve the mystery. >> the bald eagle is just what america stands for. >> reporter: brought to a wildlife rehab center blood work showed the eagle and five others are suffering from west nile virus. >> it is very rare. it is not really something we have seen. >> reporter: the disease has killed at least 27 bald eagles. it is believed they contracted west nile after eating infected a water fowl found on the nearby salt lake. >> there's not much we can do to manage it at this point, so we'll have to let the disease run its course. >> never been in a car before. >> reporter: with no risk to humans o
Jan 6, 2014 4:00am PST
and religions that make better parents. amy chau said that the eight races include jewish, indian, chinese, iranian, lebanese-americans, nigerian, cuban exiles and mormons. >>> and check this out, this partial cliff collapse in southern england. wow. rough seas along the coastline with heavy rains, storms and high tides all combined for an awe-inspiring sight captured by visitors in this park. >>> now some stories you might have missed. pope francis calling for reassessment of how the catholic church deals with children of gay couples and divorced parents. he acknowledged a growing number of kids today come from nontraditional families. >>> a man missing since wednesday is found all thanks to a photo that ran in "usa today." 20-year-old nicholas simmons disappeared from his family's home in upstate new york. four days later a photographer took this photo in washington as he warms himself on a steam grate. simmons' parents saw the photograph and they've since been united with their son. >> and they're going to the doughnut shop and going to get married. that's what one colorado couple did
Jan 1, 2014 12:00pm PST
the catholic religion. religious groups have been fighting since 2011 against paying for contraception. and in 2012 president obama offered a compromise. >> the insurance company not the hospital not the charity will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraception free of charge. >> reporter: if the supreme court rules in favor of the religious institutions it could impact beyond churches and also be felt in the private sector. in june, a u.s. circuit court of appeals waived millions of dollars in fines against the store hobby lobby. the company argued the mandate violated their christian values. justice sotomayor gave the justice department until friday to respond. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> at least one federal appeals court has agreed with sotomayor issuing its own stay against part of the affordable care act. a nonprofit company in oklahoma is trying to use their religious affiliation to avoid the birth control requirement. that case will be heard in march. >>> in the legal battle involved jahi mcmath the girl's family continues efforts now to move her o
Jan 1, 2014 2:30am PST
of their religion." >>> wild live officials in utah have identified the mysterious illness that's killed more than two dozen bald eagles overs past few weeks. we have the story. >> reporter: it was a bald eagle rescued by bob and taylor that helped solve the mystery. >> the bad eagle is just what america stands for. >> reporter: the eagle and five others being treated are suffering from west nile virus. >> it's very rare. not something we've seen. >> reporter: the disease has killed at least 27 bald eagles. it's believed they were infected after eating waterfowl found on the great lake. >> there's not much we can do to manage it so we'll have to let the disease run its course. >> reporter: with no risk to humans, officials believe the species will find no long-term effects on the species. >> we want to be see it flying around and have the opportunity to try and get that eagle back to where it should be was a very special experience. >> reporter: that eagle is showing signs of recovery, showing symbols of hope and strength. >> and it was the college bowl that johnny football dreamed about. johnny m
Jan 1, 2014 5:30am PST
and his religion in order to survive his capture. we can see father georges is full of faith and energy. i don't know how he manages to have so much. but he is to continue his mission, and i want to express in the name of all french people, our joy to have him back and our admiration of him. french president francois hollande speaking on the release of the french priest georges vandenbeusch who was kidnapped seven weeks ago. his release helped francois hollande and 2013 on a high note. our international editor has more. >> it has been a rough year for francois hollande, marked by abysmal approval ratings. this at least is one happy ending. it is actually the third hostage release in the last few weeks. in mid-november a french hostage gave his captors the slip in nigeria and in late october, four french hostages kidnapped by al qaeda were freed. however, the french president didn't note in his address that six french captives are being held around the world, the majority of them in syria. >> that is our international affairs editor. the government of south sudan has confirmed that it has l
Jan 1, 2014 2:30pm PST
faithful to his beliefs and his religion in order to survive his capture. express, in the name of all french people, our joy to have him back and our admiration for him. >> he was kidnapped in mid- november by a group of gunmen in northern cameroon and taken across the border to nigeria here he was held for 48 days before being released on tuesday . the radical islamist movement boko haram claimed responsibility for the abduction . each time french hostages are freed, there is speculation about whether a ransom was paid. hollande did not provide details on the release, but france theyenied all reports that handed over ransom money in exchange for the priests freedom -- the priest's freedom. >> citizens from bulgaria can now walk -- work freely across the european union. they joined the eu in 2007, but until now have had to apply for special paperwork to work in other member states. >> they have been members of the eurozone for seven years, but until now have not enjoyed the same rights as other members. citizens of romania and bulgaria who want to work in the rest of the eurozone prev
Jan 4, 2014 2:30pm PST
? because i like learning about history, about, like, my religion and stuff. >> i read "the fault in our stars," and i enjoyed it because i thought that it was relatable to teens, even though i personally don't have cancer, because i think everyone knows someone who does. and i thought it was just very -- like, it was an emotional book, and i enjoyed it a lot. >> the book was called "legend," and i enjoyed it because it had a lot of action, had a big variety of genres mixed into one. so, i enjoyed it. >> i read "ender's game" outside of school, and i enjoyed it because it was a really interesting book and had a lot of morals. >> the american poet emily dickinson once wrote, "there is no frigate like a book to take us lands away." it was true back in the 1800s, when emily dickinson wrote that. and despite all the new technology we now have, it's still true today. with "speak of the week," i'm sidra. >> here's another report in our series on first-aid basics. >> if you live in a permanently frozen area of the planet, you can probably skip this report. but for the rest of us, listen up. cha
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